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Department Ophthalmology
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Appointment:
216.444.2020
Desk:
216.444.7963
Fax:
216.445.7654

Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Diabetic Eye Examinations
  • Laser For Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Laser Treatment Of Retinal Disease
  • Macular Degeneration Evaluations
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Macular Hole
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Biography

About Andrew Schachat, MD

Andrew P. Schachat, MD, is the Vice Chairman for Clinical Affairs at the Cole Eye Institute, Cleveland Clinic, and Director of Clinical Research. He is the former Karl Hagen Professor of Ophthalmology, Vice Chairman for Safety and Quality of the Department of Ophthalmology, and Director of the Ocular Oncology Service, at Johns Hopkins University. He was also Professor of Oncology.

In 2003, Dr. Schachat became Editor-in-Chief of the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s journal, Ophthalmology.

He was born in New York City, attended Princeton University, graduating in 1975, and then medical school at Johns Hopkins University, graduating in 1979. His ophthalmology residency training was at the Wilmer Institute at Johns Hopkins, and his retina and oncology fellowship was at the Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia. In 1984, he was Assistant Chief of Service at Wilmer.

He was for five years Secretary of Quality of Care for the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and in 2001, President of the Maryland Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons. He is a former Associate Editor of the Archives of Ophthalmology and a current Editor of two volumes of Ryan’s Retina, 4th Edition, 2006.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2006

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Wills Eye Hospital
Retna
Philadelphia, PA USA
1983

Residency - Johns Hopkins Hospital
Ophthalmology
Baltimore, MD USA
1982

Medical Education - Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD USA
1979

Undergraduate - Princeton University
Princeton, NJ USA
1975

Professional Highlights

  • Editor, Ophthalmology, the journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Editor, Medical Retina and Oncology volumes, Ryan's Retina, 4th Ed., Mosby, 2006
  • Past Secretary for Quality of Care, American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Past Chair, Preferred Practice Panel Committee, American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Past Chair, Retina Panel, Preferred Practice Panel Committee, AAO

Certifications

  • Ophthalmology

Specialty Interests

age-related macular degeneration, clinical trials, Diabetic retinopathy

Awards & Honors

  • Former Karl Hagen Professor of Ophthalmology, Johns Hopkins University
  • Long record of grants/research funding
  • Included in various "best" lists Princeton University:Summa cum laude (chemistry)
  • Sigma Xi
  • William Foster Memorial Prize
  • Merck Index Award Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine:Phi Beta Kappa
  • Alpha Omega Alpha
  • USPHS NIH Research Grant recipient Wills Fellowship:Heed Ophthalmic Foundation Fellowship, 1982-1983
  • Heed-Knapp Fellowship, 1983 Miscellaneous Awards:American Academy of Ophthalmology Senior Honor Award, 1998
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology Honor Award, 1989

Innovations & Patents

  • Has been a principal investigator in most studies that have led to new FDA-approved therapies for age-related macular degeneration.

Memberships

  • Board of Trustees, American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Macula Society
  • Retina Society
  • American Society of Retina Specialists
  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 9/21/2020, Dr. Schachat has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

228 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

18 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2020

Dr. Shachat has a nice ability to ut the patient at ease.

Reviewed on Oct 2, 2020

This physician was excellent. I normally see Dr. Dan Martin, who was not available on such short notice.

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2020

As always, Dr. Schachat gave me his undivided attention and the benefit of his knowledge/expertise. Re #5, my eye condition remains stable, with no change in the treatment plan being warranted at this time.

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2020

I've never had a bad experience going to this office. Staff and Dr Schachat are always taking good care of me.

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2020

I have been seeing Dr. Schachat for several years for my retina. At all my visits, I had a great experience with Dr Schachat and his staff. He is courteous, professional, and a great clinician. His excellent clinical judgment saved me from having to receive an unnecessary several injections into my eye. I recommend Dr. Schachat 100%.

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2020

Injection by dr schacket's young dr. Went very well.The next day very little discomfort .

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2020

Excellent care from *Dr. Schachat.

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2020

Dr. Andrew Shackat is not only very good he is an excellent Doctor

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2020

All of the providers are true professionals and make my needs of utmost importance to them.

Reviewed on May 22, 2020

Dr. Schachat is the Most professional and knowledgeable doctor. He treats all of his patients fellows residence and nurses with a Lot of respect.

Reviewed on May 20, 2020

Dr. Schachat is highly skilled and knowledgeable, always caring, and very professional.

Reviewed on May 7, 2020

dr schachat is great doc

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2020

I trust Dr. Schachat and his service... we had a very good phone conversation. I use a computer but I am not that technologically inclined to use that kind of service.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2020

Dr Schachat listens and always answers questions .

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2020

C C is the best!best doctors and well trained staff!b

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2020

Very happy with CC, Dr Shashat and his staff!

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2019

I waited over 2 and a half hrs, because of shortage of doctors that day, the doctor was friendly and staff was friendly, thewait was terribly, I drove 2 hrs to get there.

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2019

Dr. Schachat and his staff are very knowledgeable and caring.

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